Renault Sport has celebrated a sensational 2011 with a global sales increase of 31% world-wide. This strong growth figure was largely driven by international markets with an 86% sales increase outside of Europe. 2011 marked the expansion of Renault Sport to three new markets – Argentina, Chile and Ukraine.
Australian customers have embraced the multi award-winning Mégane R.S. 250 with open arms; making Australia the fourth largest global market for this striking vehicle in 2011.
Australia was the 14th largest global market for Renault Sport sales, up 4 places from 2010.
Stunning from every angle, the Mégane R.S. 250 has enjoyed immediate success in Australia. Several Renault dealerships have traded prestige vehicles – including a Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG, a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and an Audi TT S – for the race-bred, performance orientated Mégane R.S. 250.
In addition, the Mégane R.S. 250 was crowned ‘Drive Car of the Year’ for the second year running in the ‘Best Performance Car under $60,000’ category, after winning the Top Gear Australia Magazine Car of the Year award on debut.
Commenting on this result, Justin Hocevar, Managing Director Renault Australia, said; “I am thrilled at the success of Renault Sport in Australia. Australians love driver’s cars and clearly the Mégane R.S. 250 has struck accord with driving enthusiasts and Renault fans alike.
“The Mégane R.S. 250 is the ultimate hot hatch. It has an imposing road presence and never fails to turn heads in traffic.
“I believe Renault Sport has a huge potential for growth for Renault in Australia. We are already investigating further product options and studying the opportunity to increase our Renault Sport product offering in the future with the impressive Renault Mégane GT line,” he said